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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Orange County announces Juneteenth holiday closings

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Orange County Government will be closed Friday, June 18, in observance of Juneteenth. COVID-19 Walk-In Vaccine Clinics and COVID-19 testing sites will be closed.

Please note the following exceptions:

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Board adopts budget, sets process for naming Dorosin replacement

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The Orange County Board of Commissioners adopted its 2021-22 budget during its final meeting of the 2020-21 fiscal year Tuesday. The approved $240.7 million budget includes a tax rate of 81.87 cents, a drop of almost five cents from last year’s ...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Commissioners extend deadline to appeal property values to Sept. 1

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On June 15, 2021, the Orange County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to extend the 2021 Orange County Board of Equalization and Review Formal Appeal adjournment date from June 30, 2021, to Sept. 1, 2021.

The purpose of this extension is to allo...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Orange County BEAG seeking feedback on election methods for county commission races

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The Orange County Board of Commissioners appointed the BOCC Elections Advisory Group (BEAG) in February 2021 to study how county commissioners are elected in Orange County and to recommend possible changes for consideration by the Board of Commissioners.

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Orange County Mobile Vaccine Team Available for Home Vaccinations

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In an effort to ensure that all community members have access to the COVID-19 vaccine, the Orange County Mobile Vaccine Team is ready to vaccinate people who are homebound or are otherwise unable to travel to a vaccine clinic.

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Orange County ‘AAA’ Rating affirmed by all three major credit agencies

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Orange County sold $2.5 million in Affordable General Obligation (GO) Bonds Tuesday, June 15. The bond sale followed affirmation of the County's AAA Bond Rating by all three of the major credit rating agencies.

The county's bond market ac...

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

What is important to you as you age in Orange County?

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The Orange County Department on Aging and its Advisory Board are seeking the input of the community as they develop the next Master Aging Plan.

The Master Aging Plan (MAP) is a five-year plan that provides comprehensive and coordinated delivery of communit...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Root named Orange County’s next Housing and Community Development Director

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Orange County turned to a familiar face as its next Housing and Community Development Director. Corey Root, who has spearheaded the Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness (OCPEH) since March 2016, has been chosen to replace Emila Sutton. Root&r...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Animal Services reminds pet owners about heat and hot car dangers

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Orange County Animal Services reminds residents to be mindful of pets during the hot temperatures that arrive with summer. Temperatures in our area often climb above ninety (90) degrees Fahrenheit during this time of year. Knowing the dangers for pets is ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Orange County to host presentation on home funeral options

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The Orange County Department on Aging and the Project EngAGE End of Life Choices Senior Resource Team invite the public to attend a virtual presentation, Home Sweet Home Funerals, on June 22.

Sara Williams, founder of Shrouding Sisters www.shroudi...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Department on Aging seeking volunteer drivers to bring lunches, smiles to Seniors

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Orange County Department on Aging is seeking volunteers for the Community-based Services team to deliver lunches to older adults throughout the county. 

If you miss engaging with people and want to give back to your community, then this could be t...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro MPO Seeks Comment on Transportation Needs Analysis

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 DURHAM, N.C. – If you’re interested in highway, bicycle, multi-use paths, and transit projects for our region, you’re invited to give your feedback now on an assessment of future transportation needs.

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Orange County website allows property owners to appeal new appraised values

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North Carolina counties are required to revalue properties regularly to ensure a fair and equitable distribution of the property tax burden. The Orange County Tax Office recently completed its 2021 revaluation and mailed notice of new values to all proper...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Experienced veterinarian, animal services manager chosen to lead OCAS

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A Certified Animal Welfare Scientist has been chosen to serve as the next director of Orange County Animal Services (OCAS), county manager Bonnie Hammersley announced.

Sandra J. Strong currently serves as Chief Veterinarian and Senior Manager of the Wake C...

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